Sunday, August 23, 2015
Obama's BFF Iran to receive S-300 missile systems this year.
Obama's BFF Iran to receive S-300 missile systems this year. (Taz).
Iran will receive S-300 missile systems from Russia this year, the Islamic Republic’s Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said.
The Russian side has promised to supply Iran with the S-300 surface-to-air missile systems in 2015, Dehghan said, Iran’s state TV reported Aug. 23.
While responding to a question about signing a new contract with Russia on the issue the minister said that the previous contract will be updated.
“There is no new contract but we added an addendum to the existing contract.”
“Some changes were made to the radar and navigation systems of S-300 which has increased the costs and we have to pay these additional costs,” Dehghan said.
Russian state arms producer Almaz-Antey in June said it would supply Iran with a modernized version of the S-300, among the world's most capable air defense systems, once a commercial agreement was reached.
Earlier Iranian media outlets quoted Dehghan as saying Iran will sign a contract with Russia this week to buy four S-300 missile systems.
In April this year, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin signed a decree removing the ban on the supply of these systems to Iran. Hmmm.......Blocking of the strait of Hormuz for begin 2016 if OPEC doesn't yield to Iran's quota demands.